Summer Program - Playing in the Sandbox

Playing in the Sandbox – Connecting Kids

Spotted Zebra - Playing In The Sandbox

JUNE 26 – AUGUST 25, 2023

Today we live in a complicated social world, thus it is even more important than ever that
our children know how to build good relationships with other children. The Spotted  Zebra Learning Center offers a unique summer program for children entering the next stages of their childhood where good social skills are critical in helping them to negotiate the complex world of peers!

Playing in the Sandbox is a fun filled program that focuses on making friends, maintaining friendships, and learning good social thinking skills. Through age appropriate games and activities, Playing in the Sandbox incorporates activities designed to develop skills in the following areas: conversation, team-building, non-verbal communication, anger management, frustration tolerance, friendship making, problem solving, emotional development & opportunities for personal creativity.

Playing in the Sandbox:

  • Is appropriate for 4 – 6 year olds who are able to work safely in a small group
  • Has licensed staff who plan and facilitate the camp;
  • Uses various curricula including Superflex: A Superhero Social Thinking Curriculum by Stephanie Madrigal and Michelle Garcia Winner; Social Thinking by Michelle Garcia Winner & the new Thinkables!

Daily Routine:

  • Camp Meeting & Team Building
  • Social Thinking Lessons & Meet Today’s Unthinkable
  • Story & Snack
  • Group Activity & Applying our new Social Skills
  • Circle Time & Wrap-Up


Playing in the Sandbox Application Form (pdf)

To begin the registration process an Application Form must be completed and returned to the Spotted Zebra Learning Center at 26 Computer Drive East, Albany, New York 12205 with a non-refundable deposit of $50.00.The complete registration and tuition agreement will be due 30 days following the submission of the application. Non-submission of these forms will jeopardize our guarantee for enrollment.